Orchard Revolution is a feature-length documentary film that was produced in Portland, Maine, and released on March 17, 2014. The movie focused on obesity, diabetes, oil consumption and environmental pollution. The goal of the film is to inspire every American to plant 5 fruit trees. These trees would improve the health of Americans and the health of the environment.
DVDs of the film are available here on Amazon.com:
We want to thank everyone who was involved in supporting our local film! We greatly appreciate your brilliant ideas, time, and generosity. The goal of our film is to encourage every American household to plant 5 fruit trees. Please help us spread that message by doing the following:
1. Take 2 minutes to rate the movie on YouTube.
2. Please recommend the movie to 3 friends or host a screening at your house.
3. Most importantly, this spring, please dare 5 of your best friends to plant 25 fruit trees in their yard or local park!
MOVIE CAST & CREW
Matt Byron, Executive Producer, Writer & Director
Matt Byron is a 34-year-old writer and film-maker living in Portland, Maine. He is a graduate of Bentley College, marathon runner, experienced deep-sea sailor and former strategy consultant. He has written, directed, edited and produced hundreds of short films, and authored a motivational book . He has planted apple, pear, plum, and cherry trees. He has also planted raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and grapes.
For Byron, Orchard Revolution represents an opportunity to share his passion for healthy living, film-making and sustainable living. He is excited to spark widespread and positive change!
Eddie Baldasaro, Assistant Producer & Assistant Director
Despite obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of New England just a few years ago, Baldasaro has already gone a long way in establishing himself throughout New England’s TV/film scene. His name has scrolled through the credits of docu/reality television shows that have appeared all over the world. Examples of material include Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise”, NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”, Google’s “Search Stories”, Velocity Channel’s “Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans”, and History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens”. Most recently he’s helped on multiple shows for one of the largest production companies in Los Angeles: Pilgrim Studios. Eddie has also worked as the video producer/director/editor for the nationally accredited non-profit organization Spurwink, which provides a broad range of mental health and educational services for children, adolescents, adults and families.
For Eddie, Orchard Revolution was a great chance to get out into his local community and help create a documentary that would have a positive impact on the world. The production might have been small, but the ideas and passion presented by those interviewed were large. They needed to be heard.”
Anna Williams, Production Assistant
Anna studied communications at the University of Southern Maine. After filming Orchard Revolution for several months, she enrolled in the Americorp NCCC. She was excited to contribute to the positive message of the film.
Jeff Dobbs, Arial Photography
Alastair Lough, Ph. D.
Ben Tettlebaum, Cornell Rhodes Fellow & Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation
Brenda Leavitt, Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund
Courtney Hennessey, Co-Founder Higher Ground Farm
Dave Jacke, Author of Edible Forest Gardens
John Pierce Wise Sr., Ph.D., Director, Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health
Kristina Jones, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences; Director, Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
Lauren Chase-Rowell, Board Member, Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire
Lisa Fernandes, Executive Director, The Resilience Hub
Maria Glad, MS RN, Glad Health, Bay Club Fitness
Michael A. Dedekian, MD, Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes
Michael Phillips, Author of The Holistic Orchard
Patricia Murray, D.O., Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine & Traditional Osteopathy
Roger Doiron, Founder of Kitchen Gardeners International
Tammelyn Frank, DTR,LDT, Foreside Fitness Falmouth
Verne Weisberg, MD, Plastic Surgeon, Plastic Surgery Center
FULL FILM CREDITS
Matt Byron: Executive Producer, Director, Writer, Narrator, Cinematographer & Film Editor
Eddie Baldasaro: Cinematographer & Assistant Director
Jeff Dobbs: Aerial Cinematographer
Anna Williams: Production Assistant
Alastair Lough, Ph.D.
Ben Tettlebaum, Esq.
David Carey Jr.
David Pence Jr.
John Pierce Wise Sr., Ph.D.
Lars Paul Linden
Maria Glad, MS, RN
Michael Dedekian, MD
Patricia Murray, D.O.
Rachel Lyn Rumson
Tammelyn Frank, DTR LDT, Pn1
Verne Weisberg, MD, FACS
Bay Club Fitness
City of Portland
Conservation Law Foundation
Foreside Fitness & Tennis
Higher Ground Farm
Kitchen Gardeners International
Maine Medical Center
Mind Your Own Business Radio
Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund
Nick’s Garden Center & Farm Market
Plastic Surgery Center
Sharon Anne Byron
The Resilience Hub
Theodore Willis, Ph.D.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
University of Southern Maine
Music and Stock Footage Licensed from Pond5.com
Cosmic Electronica by Platinum Sounds
Deep Thoughts by Joel Hunger
High Wire By Curtis Schweitzer
Kingdom of Dust by Dean Wagg
Orchestral Up Emotion by Jolanta Galka
PUBLIC DOMAIN MAPS PROVIDED BY:
United States Department of Agriculture
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention